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Social Determinants of Health: From Research to Action

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Air date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 11:30:00 AM
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Category: Special
Runtime: 01:22:23
Description: Health inequalities within and between countries are a significant feature of the global health scene. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health takes the view that health inequalities must be tackled by action on the underlying social determinants of health. Health inequalities that are avoidable or remediable are inequitable and addressing them is a matter of social justice. The potential economic and social returns on improving healthy equity are substantial.

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health was set up by the World Health Organisation to collate global evidence, raise societal debate and recommend policies with the goal of improving health and reducing health inequities between groups. A major thrust of the Commission is turning public health knowledge into political action.

The role of the research community is crucial: the need for more research is apparent, but there is enough evidence to take action, and action needs to be evaluated.

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health presented its final report and recommendations to the Director General of the World Health Organisation and it was published on 28th August 2008. This keynote lecture will lay out some of the Commission┬┤s key findings in support of a whole systems approach to tackling health inequities.
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NLM Title: Social determinants of health : from research to action [electronic resource] / Michael Marmot.
Author: Marmot, M G.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Abstract: (CIT): Health inequalities within and between countries are a significant feature of the global health scene. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health takes the view that health inequalities must be tackled by action on the underlying social determinants of health. Health inequalities that are avoidable or remediable are inequitable and addressing them is a matter of social justice. The potential economic and social returns on improving healthy equity are substantial. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health was set up by the World Health Organisation to collate global evidence, raise societal debate and recommend policies with the goal of improving health and reducing health inequities between groups. A major thrust of the Commission is turning public health knowledge into political action. The role of the research community is crucial: the need for more research is apparent, but there is enough evidence to take action, and action needs to be evaluated. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health presented its final report and recommendations to the Director General of the World Health Organisation and it was published on 28th August 2008. This keynote lecture will lay out some of the Commission's key findings in support of a whole systems approach to tackling health inequities.
Subjects: Health Status Disparities
Public Policy
Social Justice
Socioeconomic Factors
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: WA 300.1
NLM ID: 101493087
CIT Live ID: 7318
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?14827